i have to share! I am basically new to crocheting.I have been hanging out with a charity knit and crochet group in my area,for about 18 months..i always brought my sewing stuff with me, and they welcomed me..i finally got the bug,to learn crocheting with their help, i started out making dish cloths to learn the ins and outs. This "Narrow Steps" pattern is my second small afghan. Made it for my 15 month old grandson.
Thanks for the warm welcome! The hardest part of this pattern is the first row..that has the DBL crochet drop, it involves counting to 10, or whatever number you choose for your drop! lol after that first row..no more counting! yippee!
a friend did this for a scarf, in pastels. I will try to get a picture of it tomorrow.
greysgolden, i did a single crochet all the way around when i finished. using the same color as the first and last 3 rows..it really helped tame the waves!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Kim - Strut526,
Thanks so much. I started a new one with chocolate brown,teal,cream and a sea foam green. just a couch "scarf"..the furbaby sits on the back of the couch all the time, maybe this will protect it a little.
as i am learning, i try to make a couple projects to keep the pattern in my brain! lol
Good morning debbie! your so close to me! our little knit and crochet group meet at the Taylor Library on tuesday evenings, and this Thursday evening, Southgate library.
we are so blessed to have a place to gather and learn. your welcome to join us anytime!
Right now, i am going to try to make a hat for a female cancer patient. Got the soft yarn yesterday,and the pattern printed. will give it a go tonight..with the help of the women, if needed! And yes, we need a few more hours in the day to fit quilting in too!
Chris,thats what everyone told me, in both groups i got to! they wanted me to just leave the ends as a fringe! never been a fan of fringes! about half way through, i realized i could of been crocheting the right side in as i went..lol
i guess i could of done the left side that way it was too, but it was awkward for me, so i just waited until the end.crocheting all around the afghan, with the same color on the ends, took care of any uneven stitches..
i did start a new one, in chocolate,cream and teal. just going to be a couch scarf..where my little dog lays all the time..so she can see out the window.
Kim I see you all the time on the quilting board. I can't knit or crochet, but my mother used to do it all, sewing, knitting, crochet. She wanted to teach me, but I just wasn't interested until after she passed away. My sister learned to knit and crochet and made a lot of things. When she passed away 4 years ago, my DH and I cleaned out her house and found lots of boxes of yarn. She couldn't wear wool, so it was all synthetic yarn. I kept a lot of it and some knitting and crochet needles, but gave a bunch of it away to her church. I have a hard time trying to follow the directions with all the abreviations, but now there are so many videos online, that I'm hoping I can make a few easy projects.
There are some great video's on u-tube. learning ones. i joined a group that was local,and actually sewed while they knitted and crocheted! but finally i decided to make dish cloths..and practice stitches that way. I started with "Mikey" from The Crochet Crowd, he has a free beginner series, for Crochet,Knit,loom knitting ect.. http://thecrochetcrowd.com/?ut...ong&utm_medium=email
i love these videos, i can stop and go back and play again..so i can follow. Check them out! see if you can find a free drop in group to attend. Ours is at 2 different libraries. one meets every tuesday evening, the other, we rotate between wed/thurs.. There is also one at our community center during the day..but i quilt there on wednesdays. wish you were closer,would love to learn together! Kim